Archie Brown


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in Annan, Scotland, The United Kingdom
May 10, 1938

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Archibald Haworth Brown, commonly known as Archie Brown, is a British political scientist and historian. In 2005, he became an emeritus professor of politics at the University of Oxford and an emeritus fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, where he served as a professor of politics and director of St Antony's Russian and East European Centre. He has written widely on Soviet and Russian politics, on communist politics more generally, on the Cold War, and on political leadership.

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The Rise and Fall of Communism

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The Myth of the Strong Lead...

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The Gorbachev Factor

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Contemporary Russian Politi...

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The Rise and Fall of Communism

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Seven Years That Changed th...

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Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Put...

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia ...

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The Demise of Marxism-Lenin...

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“It’s a sociological law that the more information you give people, the more government policy becomes dependent on public opinion.’ Those were the words of Rafael Safarov,”
Archie Brown, The Rise and Fall of Communism

“Though Stalin was no more to be trusted than was Hitler, and though he was responsible for the deaths of more citizens of his own country than Hitler in Germany, he was a much more cautious actor on the international stage.”
Archie Brown, The Rise and Fall of Communism

“One major reason why radical economic reform was almost impossibly difficult to introduce in the Soviet Union was the strength of vested interests – in the first place, the bureaucracies of the economic ministries and the regional party organizations.”
Archie Brown, The Rise and Fall of Communism

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